Mercedes von Thun
I am Mercedes von Thun and I have been working since 2013 as a mature model in a variety of areas including but not limited to fashion, catwalk, advertising and commercial work. I came to this work as I had modelled very briefly when I was younger and wanted to get back out there and show the world that women of my age, 50+, 60+ 70+ and beyond are just as beautiful. Life doesn't stop at 40, and I'm here to reflect that it is possible to be beautiful, vivacious, healthy and active at any age! I am so inspired to be a part of the mature, grey, 60+ (or whatever you'd like to call it!) model movement; I get to work with and meet all sorts of wonderful people, from fellow models and photographers to stylists and make-up artists, from all works of life. For me modelling is more than just about a picture, it's about collaboration, people and giving back to the world, and the picture is the end result of a this process.